Opuntia 'Fiesta': Most prickly pear cacti sport intense, hot-pink colored flowers are low growing, often diminutive plants. It's extremely unusual to find them on a robust, landscape shrub-cactus that becomes a real show stopper when in full bloom! 'Fiesta' is not only amazing in bloom, but its silvery spines practically glow when backlit by a low sun. It can grow to 2.0' tall and spread up to 4.0' wide. Once you've seen this bloom, you won't be able to wait for the coming of each new spring season when it will once again explode in its brilliant splendor! Plant in drifts next to Opuntia 'Pinta Rita', or 'Coombe's Winter Glow' for amazing visual excitement. Waterwise Botanicals® cultivar.
One order = one cactus pad - SHIPPED UNROOTED
CAUTION: Opuntia species have fine, barbed bristles called glochids. Glochids easily detach and can become loose in the box during shipping. They will pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs when handling and see our Opuntia Planting Guide for more tips.
Opuntia need plenty of full, outdoor sunlight and great drainage to thrive. They do well in gritty, mineral soils and pots with drainage holes. Over time you'll see new pads sprout from the plant, soon followed by its showy blooms.
Opuntia can tolerate high heat and extended drought and can eventually develop into a wide, shrubby living fence. They are frost hardy and will happily overwinter under an insulating blanket of snow. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.
Pads are not guaranteed to root, but our Opuntia Planting Guide can help increase the success rate.
Color - Primary
Green / Lime
Zone 6 (-10F)
Recommended Light Conditions
Growth Habit / Shape
Winter Dormant Partial
Unrooted / Bare Root
Hard to Kill
Size of Cutting(s)